Child Marriage  

Child Marriage refers to marriage of a child aged under 18 years

In accordance to Article 1 of the Convention on the Right of the Child, child marriage disproportionately affects girls who were married at a younger age due to society, culture and financial reasons.

2 years old
1 Chester, England 1564
A 3-year old named John was married to a 2-year old named Jane in the Bishop's Court in Chester, England

2 East Anglia, England 1600
A contemporary, Philip Stubbes, wrote that infants still in swaddling clothes were married.

3 England 1677
2 year old John married Margaret Weston, 26-year-old (widow)
WEST, John, of Drayton, in Hayles, co. Salop, gent., bachelor, about 2 (gone), and Mrs. Margaret Weston, of St. Bride, London, widow, about 26 – at St. Bride aforesaid, or in the Temple chapel, London. 2 March, 1677 (or 8). V." (page 1439)
3 years old
1 Isaac & Rebecca
3-year old Rebecca married off to Isaac, Biblical prophet of 40-years-old
Jewish Oral Law (Mishnah M.5:4)
"A girl three years and one day old is betrothed by intercourse. And if a Levir has had intercourse with her, he has acquired her. And they are laible on her account because of the law [Prohibiting intercourse with] a married woman. And she imparts uncleanness to him who has intercourse with her [when she is menstruating] to convey uncleanness to the lower as to the upper layer. [If] she was married to a priest, she eats heave offering. [If] one of those who are unfit [for marriage] has intercourse with her, he has rendered her unfit to marry into priesthood. [If] one of all those who are forbidden in the Torah to have intercourse with her, he is put to death on her account, but she is free of responsibility"

'The Comparative Hermeneutics of Rabbinic Judaism: Seder Tohorot. Tohorot through Uqsin.'
The Jewish Oral Torah by Jacob Neusner, American academic scholar of Judaism
A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities. 15. Niddah. Jacob Neusner p.83
4 years old
1 England 1624
4-year old George and a widow (no name given)
"BRIGHAM, George, gent., of [destroyed], co. Herts, BACHELOR, AGED -4-, father dead, and Winifred Markham, of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, WIDOW of Robert Markham, gent., deceased – at St. Giles-in-the-Fields. 15 July, 1624. B." (page 183)
5 years old
1 Margaret Wade Labarge
Margaret, Professor of History: "It needs to be remembered that many Medieval widows were not old, Important heiresses were often married between the ages of 5 and 10 and might find themselves widowed while still in their teens"
6 years old
1 Anne de Mowbray 1477
Anne de Mowbray, 8th Countess of Norfolk was 6-years old child bride when she married to Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York was 4-years old
7 years old
1 Christian Church, 12th Century
Historically within the Christian Catholic Church in medieval Europe, prior to the 1917 Code of Canon Law, allowed marriages of 7-year olds

2 Europe, 12th Century
Gratian, the influential founder of Canon law said consent was "meaningful" if the children were aged 7-years or more

3 King Richard II 1400
King Richard married a 7-year old

4 Margaret Beaufort 1450
Margaret, mother of King Henry VII was aged 7-years old when she married 7-year old John de la Pole by the arrangement John's father

5 Europe 1689
"In Medieval and early modern European societies, the age of marriage remained low, with documented cases of brides as young as 7-years, although marriages were typically not consummated until the girl reached puberty

6 Europe 1850
Marriage brides as young as 7-years old in 19th Century Europe

7 USA 1889
Delaware maintained its age of consent at seven years, having lowered it from 10 in 1871

8 Dinah, Isaac's Daughter
Daughter of Biblical prophet Isaac, Dinah at 7-years-old married to Shechem
8 years old
1 Virginia USA
In the parish of Middlesex County, Virginia, out of a record of ninety-eight girls, three probably married at 8-years of age
9 years old
1 Muhammad 623
In 623 CE, Muhammad married 9-year old Aisha

Margaret-Maria 1195
Margaret-Maria of Hungary married Roman Empreror, Isaac II Angelus at the age of 9-years old

2 England 1600
English Law: The most influential legal text was that of Sir Edward Coke, made it clear that the marriage of girls under 12-years was normal. The age at which a wife was eligible for a share of her husband's estate was 9-years old even though her husband be only 4-years old

3 England 1675
9-year-old Dorthy Panton to 18-year-old William
"STANLEY, William, of Chelsea, Middlesex, esq., bachelor, about 18, his father's consent and Mrs. Dorthy Panton, spinster, about 9 years, daughter of Thomas Panton, of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, who alleges – at St. Martin-in-the-Fields. 1 May, 1675. V." (page 1277)

4 USA 1689
Bullough reports the case in 1689 of a 9-year old bride in Virginia USA. Mary Hathaway was married to William Williams
10 years old
1 Saint Augustine of Hippo 350 AD
Augustine ended his relationship with his lover in order to prepare himself to marry a 10-year old heiress

2 England 1500-1800
The age of consent in England from 16-19th century was 10-years old

3 Europe 1791
Portugal, Spain, Denmark and the Swiss cantons mirrored the French Napoleonic code and set the minimum age of consent at 10-years old

4 Spain 1822
In 1822, Spain set consent at "puberty age" (10-years old) and increased it to 12-years old in 1870. Up until 2015, the consent age was 13-years old

5 Western Countries 1850
10-years of age were typically regarded as acceptable minimum ages for sexual consent in Western countries

6 USA 1880
10-years was age of consent in USA (Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin, Wyoming)

7 Russia 1880
10-years was age of consent in Russia

8 USA 1895
Up until 1895, Delaware, USA had fixed the age of consent at 7-years old. Although, most US states set the minimum at 10-years old

9 USA 1962
In 1962, the American Law Institute recommended the legal age of consent to sex be dropped in every US State to 10-years old
11 years old
1 Mary Magdalene
Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ was pregnant between 11 and 14-years old after she married 99-year old Joseph

2 England 1690
11-year-old Anne Richardson to 30-year-old Thomas
"SWYNBORNE, Thomas, of Gray's Inn, esq., bachelor, 30, and Anne Richardson, of Christchurch, London, spinster, about 11, daughter of William Richardson, of same, esq., who consents – at St. Botolph, Bishopsgate, or Christchurch, London. 12 May, 1690. F." (page 1308)

3 France 1832
Under the Napoleonic code the age of consent was set in 1832 at 11-years old
12 years old
1 Irene Ducaena 1138
Irene Ducaena, wife of Roman Emperor, Alexius I Comnenus, was 12-years old at her marriage

2 England 1275
English law was interpreted by jurist Sir Edward Coke as meaning the age of marriage at the time was 12 years of age

3 Joan of France 1476
Joan of France, Duchess of Berry married at age 12-years old

4 World Survey 1900
Magnus Hirschfeld, a historian surveyed the age of consent in fifty countries (mostly in Europe and the Americas), he found the age of consent was 12-years old in fifteen countries

5 England 1929
Before the Age of Marriage Act 1929, Church of England ministers could marry 12-year old child brides according to English Law

6 Canada 1890
The Canadian government proposed a bill to raise the age of consent from 12 to 14

7 Netherlands 2002
The Netherlands operated what was in effect an age of consent of 12. The relevant law, passed in November 1990, permitted sexual intercourse for young people 12 and up

8 King David
Biblical prophet aged 70-years old married Abishag, 12-year old

9 Europe 1500
A small number of Italian and German states set the minimum age for sexual intercourse for girls at 12-years old
13 years old
1 Romeo & Juliet
Shakespeare's Juliet was 13-years when she fell in love with Romeo. This was a normal age and not considered an exceptional circumstance
14 years old
1 Spain 2015
Spain raised the minimum age for marriage from 14-years old to 16

2 Russia 1998
Russia lowered the age of consent from 16 to 14

3677 views · 2 days ago |   •   Author: Guest   •   Updated: 08 Sep 2018

3   videos similar to 'Child+bride'

Watch Video 
  Previous Next Article  
All Articles (106)
10 Commandments - Bible vs Quran10 Commandments - Christian vs MuslimAbrahamic ReligionsAngelsAre you a Muslim?Arius vs Bishop AthanasiusBible - 12% of New Testament copied from Old TestamentBible - Ego Eimi in Exodus 3:14 and John 8:58Bible - Exodus 3:14 TranslationsBible - Jesus in the Old TestamentBible - King James' Missing VersesBible - Lost Books of the BibleBible - Mark 16:9-20 Longer EndingBible - Matthew 28:19: Greek vs HebrewBible - Pagan Texts in the BibleBible - Revelation, A ForgeryBible - The Synoptic ProblemBible - Violence & KillingsBible Authors: Who Wrote It?Bible Errors: 672 VariantsBible History - KJV vs NIVBible NT - Manuscript Dating reveals 250 year gap in evidenceBible OT - Manuscript Dating reveals 1303 year gap in evidenceBible Verses - KJV vs NIVCatholic vs Protestant - BibleCatholic vs Protestant - ChristianityChild Abuse & Grooming Gangs (UK)Child MarriageChristian HeresiesConstantine and ChristianityConstantine, Nicaea and HistoryDid Jesus pray to God or Allah?Early Christian SectsEarly Church CouncilsEarly Church Fathers on Jesus' DivinityEarly Church Fathers on NT GospelsGod vs AllahGod, Evidence ForGods Names and AttributesHow do Muslims pray?Ishmael and Isaac in Bible and QuranJesus - Amongst Savior GodsJesus - Crucifixion in the GospelsJesus - Crucifixion TimingJesus - God of 99 FacesJesus - Resurrection in the GospelsJesus - Resurrection TheoriesJesus - Sons of GodJesus and the 12 DisciplesJesus in the QuranJesus on the Cross or Tree?Jesus the Dying & Rising GodJesus the GodJesus the Jewish ProphetJesus the MuslimJesus the Son of GodJesus the Zodiac Sun-GodJesus vs Isaac - The SacrificeJesus vs Jonah & WhaleJesus vs KrishnaJesus vs PaulJesus vs YeshuaJesus vs ZeusJesus was 30, 40 or 50 years old?Jesus, 12 Disciples and Paul InterviewJesus, Serapis & 7 Pagan GodsJewish BeliefJewish Laws & RitualsMark, Matthew, Luke and JohnMessiah - His Aims & ObjectivesMessiah - Jesus?Monotheism vs PolytheismMuhammad - Most Influential Man in HistoryMuhammad in Bible: He is is altogether lovely - Song 5:16Muhammad in Bible: Kedar rejoice and Sela sing - Isaiah 41/42Muhammad in Bible: Prophet like unto Moses - Deuteronomy 18:18Muhammad in Bible: Select VersesNew Age Movement and Alice BaileyNicene Creed - Council of Nicaea 325 ADNoahide LawsPalestine and Creation of Israel in 1948Paul vs JamesProphets of GodProphets were Sinners?Purpose of LifeQuran - A Mathematical MiracleQuran - Chapter & Verse MiracleQuran - Hafs vs WarshQuran and ViolenceQuran refers to Torah & GospelQuran vs ScienceRoman CalendarTerrorism, the Risk to AmericansThe Lost GospelsThe Prophets PrayerTorah - Did Moses Write It?Torah - Wellhausen/JEDP TheoryTrinity - A Pagan ConceptTrinity - Apostles vs Nicene CreedTrinity - Comparing Father, Son and Holy GhostTrinity - Different ViewsTrinity - Three Are OneTrinity in the BibleWar on TerrorWho did Abraham sacrifice?Women in Religion

Submit Article

3,176 Videos     New videos uploaded every week!

9/11 African Al-Aqsa Alexandria Allah Amish Angel Antichrist Apostasy Apostle Paul Apostolic Aramaic Arch Of Titus Arian Controversy Arius Asherah Astrolog Athanasius Atheism Atonement Baptism Barabbas Bible Canon Big Bang Bin Laden Black Blasphemy Blood Sacrifice Buddhism Caesar Calpurnius Piso Catholic Child Bride Christmas Church Father Codex Colonial Constantine Convert Covenant Crucifixion Crusades Darwin Dead Sea Scrolls Devil Didache Docetism Early Christian Easter Ebionites Economic Hitman Ego Eimi Evolution False Flag Fasting FGM Flavian Gaza Genocide Geomagnetic Reversal Gnostic Golgotha Goliath Gospel Hadith Hebrew Israelite Heresy Hindu Hindu God Homosexual Horus Idolatory Illuminati Incest Injeel Iraq Isaiah ISIS Islamophobia Israel JEDP Theory Jerald Dirk Jerusalem Jewish Temple Jihad Jonathan Cahn Judaism Kaaba King James KJV Knights Templar Krishna Libya Logic Malcolm X Manuscript Mecca Melchizedek Messiah Mithras Monotheism Moon God Morality Mormon Mount Of Olives Mount Sinai Natural Selection Nazareth New Testament New World Order New Year Nicaea Nicene Creed Noahide Obesity Pagan Palestine Paraclete Pharaoh Philosophy Polytheism Pontius Pilate Pope Pornography Protestant Ptolemy Qiraat Quran Quran Miracle Ramban Rasta Red Sea Resurrection Ring Composition Rohingya Roman Rome Sabbath Sacrifice Salvation Satanic Verse Science Septuagint Serapis Shariah Shia Shiva Sibyl Siege Of Jerusalem Sikh Slave Spanish Inquisition Spirituality Srebrenica Sun God Swine Sykes-Picot Temple Mount Ten Commandment Terror Tertullian Titus Flavius Torah Trinity Unitarian Universe Vatican Violence Wellhausen Woman Yeshua Yinon Plan Zakir Naik Zeus Zion Zionism Zodiac  Video Search
ABOUT US is an educational entertainment website focused on the lives and teachings of 'Prophets of God', including Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, who established the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. presents evidences, scripture, photo, video, maps, news headlines, public debates and diverse, 'alternative' views held by Theologians, Apologists, Scholars and Street Preachers.

Take a Site Tour
Torah 5   BOOKS
Psalms 1   BOOK
Apocrypha 381   BOOKS
Old Testament 32   BOOKS
New Testament 27   BOOKS
Quran 1   BOOK
Hadith 10   BOOKS
Are you a Muslim?
3 mins | Online Test
Child Marriage
3678 views · 0 secs ago
Bible - Matthew 28:19: Greek vs Hebrew
2601 views · 6 secs ago
God vs Allah
2424 views · 24 secs ago
Bible NT - Manuscript Dating reveals 250 year gap in evidence
364 views · 15 mins ago
Jesus vs Zeus
3455 views · 17 mins ago
Go Social :      Facebook  |    Twitter  |    Youtube
About Us  |  Help/FAQ  |  Contact Us    •    Terms  |  Privacy/Disclaimer  |  Sitemap
In accordance with Islamic etiquette, all prophet names should be followed with 'Peace Be Upon Him (PBUH)'. This is omitted to keep text content minimal.

DISCLAIMER: All content on website is provided for general information and educational purposes only. While information and commentary provided or referenced comes from sources believed to be reliable, this cannot be guaranteed. Links are offered for additional reading, however we do not necessarily support comments on external sites. You are invited to conduct your own research. If you spot any mistake, error or omission of information, kindly contact us so we can correct it. Unless otherwise indicated, all images and content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License distributed by Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Pixabay, Flickr or Pexels. All Torah, Psalms and Bible Old/New Testament quotes are from The Holy Bible, King James Version (KJV) in the public domain. All Quran quotes are from the Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilali/Muhsin Khan English translation.